Below are links to early religious texts and manuscripts which can be read online.
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This is a nice online collection of many of the lost gospels and dead sea scrolls.
Good collection of the Gnostic Texts found in the Nag Hammadi Library.
Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary. Includes the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers.
Thomas Jefferson’s attempt at separating religious dogma and supernatural events from ethical teaching.
The most complete collection of Jewish documents from antiquity with translations, introductions, and links.
One of the oldest magical texts attributed to King Solomon in the summoning of demons and invoking angels and using magical techniques as counter measures.
A collection of the sacred texts of many religions
The Theological Commons is a digital library of 75,615 books and journals on theology and religion, including 25,690 volumes from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
A collection of ancient writings including Greco-Roman and Eastern Philosophical writers in antiquity.
An expanding website dedicated to exploring recent trends in Pauline studies.
Online edition of the Oxford University Press publication of The Septuagint (the ancient Greek translation of Jewish sacred writings) thought by scholars to be the Bible of the early Christian communities: the scripture they cited and the textual foundation of the early Christian movement.
Nicolas Notovich translation of document discovered in Tibet and claimed to be the story of Saint Issa, believed to be Jesus while living in the Himalaya region during the lost years.
This is a plentiful collection of articles on mythology and folklore.
Religious studies website of Dr. James Tabor which has many resources for those interested in christian origins. Also TaborBlog is an interesting resource on christian origins and bible archaeology.
Text records of those who did not endorse Jesus, that offer modern interpreters of the New Testament a historical gateway into the world with which Jesus, his supporters & early Christian writers interacted. Includes compilations of various texts organized into categories to exhibit the social, political and cultural climates during the time of Jesus and early Christian organizers.
Dedicated to delivering the latest news, features, editorials, commentary, archaeological interpretation and excavations relevant to the study of the Bible for the public and biblical scholars.
Articles, Ebooks and information from biblical archaeology sights and information on findings from the latest digs.